Bluewaters Island Access Bridge To Open In December

Sep 18, 2016

The access bridge leading to Bluewaters Island linked with the JBR interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road is 85 per cent complete.

The project, which is undertaken by the RTA in conjunction with Meraas Holding Group at a cost of Dhs475 million, is set for completion in December this year.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said: “Bridges providing access to the Island comprise of a main bridge of two lanes in each direction stretching 1,400m in length and 25m in width. The bridges include two lanes of 5.5m in width designated for the planned Automated Personal Rapid Transit System to ease the mobility of visitors from and to the metro station [Nakheel Harbour & Tower] on the Sheikh Zayed Road near the Island.

“The project also includes the construction of ramps and a two-lane bridge from Dubai to the Island, and a single-lane ramp from Al Khail Road to the Island as well.”

The bridges aim to provide free movement for motorists inbound from Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Zayed Road heading towards Bluewaters Island, and those inbound from Al Khail Road through Qarn Al Sabkha Street heading towards the Island.

Bluewaters Island is set to become home to the world’s largest ferris wheel and will host retail, residential, hospitality and entertainment zones. The Island is anticipated to attract more than three million visitors per annum.

 

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